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Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It’s also one of the most visible and prone to environmental stress and damage, so it’s essential to take care of it. But how do you know which products are right for your skin with so many options on the market? When finding the right skincare routine, there are a few things to consider: your skin type, skin concerns, and budget.

Everyone’s skin is different, so it’s essential to know your skin type to find the right products. There are four main skin types: normal, oily, dry, and combination. Once you know your skin type, you can narrow down which products will work best for you based on your specific concerns. Do you have acne? Are you worried about wrinkles? Do you want to brighten or even out your skin tone? Like any other beauty product, a wide range of skincare products is available at different price points. It’s important to find something that fits your budget while still providing the results you’re looking for.

Finding the right skincare products can be an overwhelming process, and you do not need to be alone on your journey. The best way to find the right skincare routine for you is by consulting with a skincare professional.

1. Find a Professional to Help You

The world of skincare can feel very intimidating if you don’t know what you need or where to begin. The best thing you can do for your skin is to find a professional who will work with you on your journey. It may take months of trial and error before finding what your skin needs to heal and reach your skin goals. At The Skin Company, consultations with your skin specialist are complimentary and intended to help you build your skincare routine and treatment plan. Your provider will determine your skin type, identify your skin concerns, and then work with your budget to recommend products and services.

2. Be patient when finding the right skincare products – it may take some time to figure out what works best for your skin type.

Be consistent with your routine – once you find the products that work for you, it is important to be consistent in using them. Use your products every day, even when you don’t feel like it or see results immediately. It’s also important to stay consistent with your routine for an entire skin cycle. A skin cycle is a process by which a new skin cell develops and ascends to the skin’s surface. A skin cycle varies from person to person, and age, hormones, the health of the skin, and stress influence your skin cycle. The average duration of a skin cycle is 5-6 weeks. Don’t give up – finding the right skincare can be a long process, but it’s worth every minute!

3. Don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays

While experimenting with new ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids and vitamin A, you must protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. This simple step will improve the efficacy of your new products and promote overall skin health. Wearing sunscreen every day is the best way to prevent sun damage, leading to premature aging and skin cancer. At The Skin Company, we recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. When you’re starting your skincare journey, our favorites are this tinted sunscreen from Maria Kane and this oil-free non-tinted sunscreen from EltaMD.

4. Stay positive and trust the process!

When finding the right skincare, staying positive and trusting the process is the most important thing to remember. There are endless products and ingredients, so finding what works for you may take some time. Be patient and consistent, and don’t forget to enjoy the journey!